UFO-mania appears to have struck Waterford city and the region in recent days, if the evidence provided to a local radio programme offers any indication.
Three orange lights were seen flying over Tesco Ardkeen last week, aligning themselves into a triangular shape before one broke off and vanished.
A single mysterious flying object was also seen late last week by a motorist crossing Rice Bridge, slinging itself back and forth in an unusual manner.
Callers and texters from the city, as well as neighbouring Wexford, Tipperary and Kilkenny, contacted Beat 102-103’s ‘More Music Breakfast’ on Saturday morning last about the series of sightings.
“I was up with my newborn at 6am on Saturday morning and I looked out my kitchen window and saw 13 different lights across the sky,” according to Mark, a texter from Wexford. “I’ve never seen anything like it.”
Similar sightings were also claimed by listeners in Callan, County Kilkenny and Clogheen, County Tipperary.
Paul, a Waterford-based listener, saw three bright lights in the sky over Ardkeen on Wednesday week last. “They were moving pretty close to each other before they formed themselves into a triangle – then one of them broke out of the sequence and flew off.”
On Sunday evening last at approximately 8pm, two orange lights were seen in the sky over Kilkenny city.
“I saw two orange lights travelling side by side for few minutes, eventually they stopped and one disappeared and the other stayed in the sky for few minutes,” posted an anonymous contributor to ‘The Vike Factor’ – an online UFO blog.
“What could it be? Thought it was helicopter or plane put down windows got out of car and nothing could be heard. Freaky.”
During July, mysterious orange lights were also spotted in the Dunmore East and Kilkenny city areas, while a bright white, bell-shaped light was identified by two eyewitnesses in Clonmel.